Broccoli Toss

When broccoli is properly prepared, the florets are bright green, tender, and mildly flavored. Serve this simple side dish with a pasta casserole and a fresh fruit salad.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  • Place broccoli florets in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5–7 minutes, until crisp and tender.
  • Meanwhile, place olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 4–6 minutes, until crisp and tender.
  • Drain broccoli thoroughly and add to skillet with onion and garlic. Toss to coat broccoli with onion mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss gently, and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  • Place broccoli florets in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5–7 minutes, until crisp and tender.
  • Meanwhile, place olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 4–6 minutes, until crisp and tender.
  • Drain broccoli thoroughly and add to skillet with onion and garlic. Toss to coat broccoli with onion mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss gently, and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium35mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Protein2g